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Newsletter of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation

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  • Mind Your BusinessJuly/August 2012

    A Publication of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation

    WHATS INSIDE:LACDC 1, 2, 3SBDC 4CHAMBER 5, 6, 7MAINSTREET 8, 9LAMVB 10, 11

    Los Alamos Fair & Rodeo Weekend August 10, 11, 12, 2012The weekend of August 10, 11 and 12 is the date to save for the Los alamos Fair and Rodeo!

    It all kicks off Friday night. The Stone River Boys will be performing at Ashley Pond at 7pm for the Summer Concert Series. They are a Blues/Country band.

    Saturday, August 11th the fun continues. At 10 a.m. the Fair & Rodeo Parade begins so get a great seat in the shade on Central Avenue. Following the parade at 11 a.m. is the Arts & Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge and musical performance at Ashley Pond by Bill Hearnes Road House Review.

    Also slated are exhibits at Mesa Public Library and the Rodeo, of course, at the Fair grounds.

    Other activities include a Pool Tournament at Betty Ehart Senior Center and the Sheriff s Posse Dinner and Dance from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Posse Shack.

    Sunday there are more activities at the Fair Grounds with the final day of the Rodeo.

    For more information, or to register for the parade, go to fyiLA.com and click under calendar. See you there!

    FAN ClubsFood & Networking

    5:30 pm to 7 pmJuly 18th

    Tasty Creations by Jarda*

    August 29thLos Alamos Visiting

    Nurses2202 Canyon Rd.

    Contact Katy Korkos505.661.4816

    or emailkatyk@losalamos.org

    to promote your business

  • LACDC News

    Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation2

    PLACE Hosted by LACDC PLACE, a niche developer from Minneapolis made their second site visit to Los Alamos in June to present a proposal to Los Alamos County and the community. Several meetings were held over a two day period. The ball is now in County government hands to reply to the proposal.

    There were several key points presented at the meetings:

    1. The vision is for a $50-million-plus, catalytic downtown project that includes a variety of state-of-the-art homes, including work/live for creatives (artists, scientists, inventors, technologists), a hotel/conference/event center, and creative retail, all built to the highest possible performance standards.

    2. PLACE would serve as the nonprofit developer, and the county would serve as the project sponsor.3. PLACE will raise 90% of the total project budget if the County will commit to 10% of the total project budget.

    4. Only $2.7 million (the initial seed money) of the Countys commitment would be at risk. No money will be spent

    without the Countys prior approval.

    5. PLACE will reduce the risk for the County by providing security for the at-risk investment, including property (both intellectual and real property). PLACE was invited to the community by LACDC as a result of one of the strategies identified in the Creative District Plan that was recently adopted by Los Alamos County.

    The Los Alamos Chamber and the Los Alamos Lodger Tax Board (LTAB) have partnered to launch an online training effort to better educate local tourism industry employees about the community where discoveries are made. Knowledgeable employees will help to incite a desire in visitors to discover even more about Los Alamos history and attractions, while replacing any misnomers they may have with facts. Visitors trust that the information they receive about Los Alamos from our employees in the hotel, restaurant, and tourism industries is accurate, said Linda Deck Los Alamos Tax and Advisory Board President. So we launched an easy-to-use online training which empowers Los Alamos essential

    Campaign Seeks to Educate Tourism-Industry Employees

    Continued on page 6

  • 3July/August 2012

    Welcome Katie Stavert, Business Advisor Katie Stavert grew up in Los Alamos. She graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2004 and moved to Colorado to attend college. She graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting. Katie moved back to Los Alamos to be closer to family and enjoy small town life. She is currently working as a Business Advisor for the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center. She is directing the Youth Business Grant Program, which is a great program to help youth learn about entrepreneurship. Katie is also directing the Curb Appeal Grant Program which helps downtown businesses improve their curb appeal. In her free time, Katie enjoys hanging out with her dog, Dakota, family and friends. She loves to go hiking and be outdoors. Katie is eager to meet and help existing businesses as well as people considering starting up a business.

    We need your Feedback!It is time to start planning the Fall UNMLA/SBDC Workshop Series.

    Katie Stavert, Business Advisor, is seeking requests your feedback for the best days of the week to hold workshops, Monday thru Friday, and the best time of day; morning (8am 11am), afternoon (1pm 4pm), or evening (5pm-8pm). Katie also requests what areas would be best to focus workshops in.

    Please take the survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9L572C8 or email Katie at katie@losalamos.org.

    2012 Science and Math-based Art Competition The Los Alamos Creative District in conjunction with Los Alamos MainStreet is accepting entries into the Science and Math-based Art Competition. The inaugural competition last year netted more than 900 entries from throughout the world and prize winners shared $3500 in prizes. Last years Best in Show winner pictured above.

    The juried compeition will coordinate with exhibits and awards presentation at the Next Big Idea Festival on September 15th in Los Alamos. Entries are accepted throughout June and July.

    To enter, find out more information or see last years winners visit www.nextbigideala.com/smart.htm

  • 2012 Youth Business Grant Program This was a fantastic year for the Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP) of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC). With a record 25 applications received, YBGP awarded 18 grants (up to $400) to help youth ages 13 to 19 start a summer business or expand existing businesses.

    2012 Recipients - Please support these young people in their businesses:

    Adans Paracool Creations, Adan Casados, Paracord Bracelets (Espanola) 505-929-0345.Annies Sitting Services, Annie Romero, House, Pet & Baby Sitting Services (Los Alamos) 505-695-5025. Betts Lawn Business, Rosalina Betts, Yard Work (Los Alamos), 505-662-5830.Blueprint Wraps, Elise Koskelo, Woven Shawls & Wraps (Los Alamos)505-661-4048. Children of the Universe, Alex Guzman, Screen Print T-Shirts (Espanola) Pictured above - Kylie Martinez accepts grant505-901-7332. Cobwebs Crafting, Shaune Hite, Origami Jewelry (Los Alamos) 505-412-5585. Davids Yard Maintenance, David Bustos, Yard Work (Espanola) 505-927-9421.D View, Derek Selvage, Postcards & Photography Photos (Los Alamos) 505-412-1715.Fashionable Hair by Kylie, Kylie Martinez, Hair Styling (Espanola) 505-819-1324. Georges Organic Produce, George Steinkamp, Home-Grown Produce (Los Alamos) 505-663-1717 Great Ideas, Jonah Boudreau, Smart Phone Apps (Espanola) 505-351-1452. I Am Here For You, Esperanza Tapia, House, Pet & Baby Sitting Service (Los Alamos) 505-603-9430.In-Vision Window Washing, Joseph Harris, Window Washer (Los Alamos/ White Rock) 505-695-4173.Los Alamos Quality Lawn Care, Sam Newell, Yard Work (Los Alamos/ White Rock) 505-662-9846.Lulus Fashion, Lucero Dominguez, Fashionable Clothes, Shoes & Accessories (Espanola) 505-614-7220.Macks Lawn & Yard Service, Macklin Cunico, Yard Work (Los Alamos) 505-661-6937.Musch Crafts, Leia Roach, Japanese Style Plushies (Los Alamos) 505-412-5691.OT Sports Equopment, Cory Schramm, Used Sports Equipment (Los Alamos/ White Rock) 505-500-5110.

    Thank You to Our 2012 Panelists: Jessica Haynie, David Jolly, Katie Stavert, Kim Selvage, Heather Campbell, Connie Proulx and Claire Roybal.

    Thank You to Our 2012 Mentors: Jessica Haynie, David Jolly, Ken Nebel, Bernadette Lauritzen and Katie Stavert.

    Thank You to Our 2012 Supporters and Past supporters: Laboratory Retiree Program, Plateau Property Management, Neptune and Company, Inc., Rotary Club of Los Alamos, TRK Management, Los Alamos Monitor, LA Daily Post and Assets In Action, New Mexico Community Foundation, LANB, Washington Group International, Inc., SG Western Construction Inc., Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos, Los Alamos Retiree Group, Plateau Property Management, Zia Credit Union, TRK Management, Lorraine Hartway, The Coffee Booth, Neptune And Company, The Decadent Table, REMAX of Los Alamos, Jemez Agency, LANS, SMPC Architects, SMSI.

    For more information or to make a donation visit www.ybgp.org or contact Katie Stavert at katie@losalamos.org or 661-4805.

    UNMLA Small Business Development Center

    Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation4

  • AEAndrews.comAndy Andrews is a long-time Los Alamos resident who has found his niche in marketing. His specialty is internet and network marketing.

    Arias Blueberries- KyaniMelissa Arias represents the Kyani line of supplements, which she has found to be very beneficial in supporting a wide range of health issues.

    B-Fit Chiropractic and Sunrise TherapeuticsGreg Barthell and Kim Lazarus have teamed up to provide both massage and chiropractic services in their adjoining offices in the Small Business Center

    Dons Plumbing LLCThe business is owned by Don and Lesley Harelson, who offer many years of experience in Los Alamos and a great reputation for customer service.

    Jim Hall for State RepresentativeJim Hall is the Republican candidate for State Representative for District 43 i